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either gone or demoted. this is direct quote from spokeswoman victoria knew land. secretary clinton accepted eric boss equal's decision to resign as effective up immediately. the other three individuals have been relieved of their current duties. all four individuals have been placed on administrative leave pending further action. the "new york post" is reporting those folks are still on the state department payroll. eric boswell who they said resigned did not resign and all four will be back to work before too long. >> they just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the american people believe that the state department has held people accountable for their lack of security and sending help to four brave americans. this is incredibly inept of the state department to think that it continue to fool the american public. pathetic. >> reporter: we've asked the state department about this and they have chosen so far not to clarify or deny any of it. keep in mind that right now, they're trying to transition from the clinton era to the kerry era. >> secretary clinton as you heard he
the health of secretary of state hillary clinton. doctors say they're confident she'll make a full recovery from a blood clot between her brain and her skull. the condition brought on by a concussion that she suffered during a fainting spell at her home back in early december. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington. when did these health problems start for the secretary? >> reporter: well, rick, for nearly a month secretary clinton has been dealing with health problems which began, according to her staff, after being overseas. on fred, december 7th, mrs. clinton has a stomach virus. the following tuesday, a trip canceled sending a deputy in her place. on saturday, december 15th, her aides say mrs. clinton became dehydrated from the stomach virus or which led to a blackout causing the concussion, and then last weekend on sunday b aides confirming the discovery of this blood clot. clinton's aides have not said when the fall happened, where she was when it happened or whether she was alone when it happened. rick: a lot of lawmakers want to hear from secretary
hillary clinton in the hospital a little while longer. we are learning more about the dangers of that blood clot near her brain. plus, students who survived the massacre in newtown, connecticut are getting ready to go back to class in a different school. but officials say that they are trying to make it feel as familiar for the kids as possible. that's coming up on "the fox report." i'm done! "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough, dried-on stains. hey, do you guys think i'm "momtacular" or "momtrocious"? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. now with the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mu
developing story we're following, secretary of state hillary clinton in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot. her spokesperson says the clot was discovered during a routine followup exam yesterday in the wake of the concussion she suffered several weeks ago following a fall. now, nbc news chief science and health correspondent robert bazell is live from new york there in front of the presbyterian hospital. bob, what do we know about secretary clinton's condition and how she is being treated right now? >> richard, we know precious little. we had the one statement yesterday evening from secretary clinton's staff that said she suffered a concussion that was related -- excuse me -- suffered a blood clot related to this concussion. usually when somebody has a blood clot related to a concussion it is in the brain and would not be treated with anticlotting drugs. she is being treated with anticlotting drugs. so maybe she has a blood clot someplace else. we don't know anything -- there have been no statements today either from the hospital here or from the state depart
something things i hadn't seen before. first paul tsongas started talking about gay issues then bill clinton appeared at the palace theater in may of '92 before a gay audience, before television cameras and national political reporters and made some very concrete promises to the gay crowd he was the presumive nominee then and somebody whose position hadn't done that before and it seemed to me looking at that and looking at the attitude of the republicans what were hammering on gay and lesbian voters and with pat robertson and pat buchanan from the pulpit of the republican national convention, between those two attitudes, those polarizing rejection and acceptance, a national gay block vote formed for the first time and that affected the election in a decisive way. >> rose: what did you do? >> i wrote an op-ed piece for the "new york times" saying it had a huge psychological effect and might affect the election and i wrote it and thinking about it the week after i wrote if this is going to happen, why isn't this a book? and if it's a book why shouldn't i try to do it? >> i remember a friend of
. a health crisis lands secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital, what doctors are telling us about her condition. plus, iran test firing a new range of weapons right near the strait of hormuz where a chunk of oil passes each day. the impact on the middle east and on our world, it's all "happening now." >> reporter: there is a note of optimism in the race to avoid the fiscal cliff. hello, everybody, i'm uma pemmaraju in for jenna lee today. jon: good to have you here. optimism is always a good thing in washington. that is in short supply. ringing in 2013 at midnight tonight could mean ringing in more than half a trillion dollars in tax hikes and a hundred billion dollars worth of spending cuts from defense and other key domestic programs, that is if no deal is reached in time to avert it. both the house and senate with rare new year's eve sessions today as they try to hammer out some sort of an agreement. >> we do have to work together, because without bi-partisanship nothing is going anywhere. what we can do is avoid a fiscal calamity by not having the sequestration take place on j
. >>> i'm don lemon with a look at your headlines. hillary clinton will spend new year's eve in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. doctors admitted the secretary of state sunday after a medical exam. the clot is believed to be related to the concussion she suffered earlier this month. when she fainted from the effects of a stomach virus. doctors want to keep her and a close eye on her for 48 hours. the other big story tonight is the action or inaction on capitol hill. if lawmakers do not reach a fiscal cliff agreement, you could see your taxes skyrocket and deep spending cuts kick in on entitlements and tax increases. the major sticking points or entitlements and tax increases. house republicans met into the evening and we'll find out in the morning whether joe biden and mitch mcconnell made any progress in their talks. both houses will be back in session tomorrow. those are your headlines this hour, i'm don lemon, keeping you informed. cnn, the most trusted name in news. >>> three, two, one. and liftoff -- >> may 2012, space-x launched a rocket into space, becoming the first comm
through bill clinton and others like him trying to change it, made the party more acceptable to the american people. republicans have not gotten there yet. it was a party as we saw in the election, a declining -- white share of the vote is the declining share of the electorate. their share is going up, but not enough to compensate. >> right. >> right now the sort of primal scream you hear for spending cuts isn't consummate with the american people. president obama just ran on a program of resisting some of the fundamental ways in which the republicans wanted to change medicare and raise taxes on people over $250,000. he won the election and people from the very red districts elected in the house simply have not adapted to that reality. >> let me go to jonathan chait and the primal scream and the election president obama won, but you wouldn't know this in washington. doesn't it feel sometimes like one side experienced maybe a different election? >> they did. for the house republicans, they don't have to worry about public opinion. the house republicans got fewer votes than hou
this is for republicans, it becomes a vote to essentially cut taxes. the clinton era tax rates have been basically bought back. the expiration of the books to -- bush tax cuts as of midnight this morning. what you have is a key vote in that house that will decide the fate of this deal that was struck between the minority leader of the senate and the vice-president just about an hour from now. diane: if this passes you still have to deal with spending cuts in the debt ceiling, of course. will that turn into another showdown? rich: absolutely. because there are really no significant spending cuts in here republicans are still sticking to their opening point which is any increase in the debt ceiling must be accompanied by spending cuts of equal values. that is something that republicans are going to have to the move the ball on. he also after member and a couple of months we're going to deal with government spending in general, what is known as a continuing resolution which funds the federal government, the discretionary part of the federal government. that expires in a couple of months and is something tha
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the cliff because of the disastrous implications. congre congressman mcclinton, thanks for coming on. >>> chuck hagel hasn't even been formally nominated to be the next defense secretary, and he's already taking right hooks from members of his own party, but do the attacks add up? >>> plus, new questions about facebook's privacy settings after mark zuckerberg's own sister complains about a private photo that went very public. >>> and we count down our favorite viral videos of the 2012 election. i guarantee some of your favorites made that list. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ female announcer ] live the regular life. we replaced people with a machine.r, what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, sc
on january 1, were the clinton era tax rates and they voted to cut them. and grover can't argue against that because the law is the law. guest: i wish you weren't so rashal about things. that's not the way congress works. but maybe you're right . host: to denise on the democratic line. caller: i would like to make the point that we would all be driving electric cars which would get everybody a job the last 30 years if they didn't stop it because so many people are entrenched in oil and oil money. and if we would have more democraticically run businesses, which i do see in my home state happening more and more, i think that would solve a big big portion of the problem. thank you. host: what energy end of the year energy issues are we looking at here and which ones are likely to get punted down the road? guest: that's a good question. i'm not sure what energy issues -- i'm not aware of any -- host: tax issues? guest: tax issues for the fiscal cliff. but going down the road you definitely have some issues. there's the need for a new highway bill, they've had trouble tasking the highway leg
. hillary clinton set to return to work to the state department. s many lawmakers are waiting for clinton to testify in an open hearing about what she knew about the benghazi terror attack. some senators refusing to consider john kerry as her successor until she testifies. a massive form killed at least 16 people so far continues moving across the northeast is expect to do head into canada today. many travelers are trying to get home after the holidays. the storm canceled at least a,000 flights yesterday delayed over 8,000. they saw over a foot of snow. in vermont 21 inches. in arkansas 200,000 homes and businesses lost power. that is your 5@5:00. >>> for the latest on the extreme weather we turn to maria molina. she is tracking another storm this morning. >> another storm system impacting portions of the northeast with more snow as we head into the weekend. thankfully the storm system is not dumping more than 20 dmcinc of snow. current temperatures across the midwest an the plains. it is very cold this morning in places like rapid city. 7 degrees below zero. 19 over minneapolis and 30 de
clinton had bill cohen. so he's getting hit from so many different sides. >> he's getting -- and he's getting hit from republicans. he's getting hit from every side. i think it was an obtuse choice. and what the white house has done in floating his name and then being m.i.a. so, yeah, chuck hagel's nomination is d.o.a., and in the meantime, the white house is m.i.a. he's got to work really, really hard to find a nominee who is offensive to democrat-based constituencies like gay advocates, like israel advocates, like environmentalists and who is also offensive to republicans. you really have to work hard to find that combination. >> i think that's a totally strong point. he has no one in his corner, basically, except the president. >> and you talked about bill cohen as secretary of defense. did you know bill cohen got nominated and approved, unanimously, by the u.s. senate? >> john kerry is liked by more republicans than this guy. >> chuck schumer won't support -- >> a very different time. but we've got a record of democratic presidents picking republicans to be secretary of defense,
rights. hillary clinton said, i think it was february 2009, that human rights would have to go on the back burner because there were more pressing concerns like, i quote, climate change. that may be so. they may be so. human rights not the be all and end ul -- all of foreign policy as we all know. i think i said abram twice t. it's hard hard to get that " s" out, abrams, i apologize. it was said, do what you got to do, but ask yourself this question -- how does it look to the boys in the camps, the boys in the camps who find out about things? how does it look to them what you're doing? there was bible readings with the fellow prisoner of his, a christian for awhile when it was allowed, and they called the readings, the sessions, reaganite readings because they heard that reagan proclaimed one year, the year of the bible, we all say what stupid mother pie, year of the bible, give me a break, but that meant something to those two. it can mean something to others. the nobel peace prize, 60 years after passing over prisoners, after 60 years, they gave a peace prize to a leader of c
in chinese human rights. hillary clinton said at the beginning of her tenure of the secretary of state i think in 2009 human rights have to go on the back burner because there were more pressing concerns like, and i quote, climate change. that may be so. human rights not the be all and end all foreign policy as max knows and elliott knows and we all know. it's hard to get that s held. but i'm reminded of something once said. he was talking about western policy makers. he said you know, do when you've got to do. but every once in awhile, paused to ask yourself this question: how will look to the boys in the camps that find out about things? how would it look to them what you are doing? remember sharanski had these bible readings with a christian leader when it was allowed and they called the readings or their sessions reaganite because the herd somehow that reagan had acclaimed in the year of the bible. and we all know the year of the bible, what a load of, you know, the year of the bible, give me a break. it really meant something to those two. so maybe it convenes things to others. the
, on the tax side, we go back to the taxes that were enacted under president clinton the bank we all voted -- at least all the democrats that were here then voted for the clinton tax bill in 1993. and we heard all kinds of talk from the other side of the aisle about how this is going to be a disaster, going to kill the economy, just going to be awful. and not one republican supported it. but we passed it. president clinton signed it into law, and guess what? the economy took off. unemployment came down. we were paying down the deficit. we had three or four straight years of surpluses. cbo said we would pay off the national debt by 2010 if we kept on that way. well, then george bush came into office, and he looked all the surpluses, and he said, i guess what? we need to take that and give it back to the tax shelters. and that is what they did. that is what is ending tonight. all those tax cuts. then we go back to the tax system that we had under bill clinton. i asked -- what is so bad about that? it worked pretty darn well. the economy was going well. we were paying down the deficit. things
safety. >> do have you a gun? >> i do. it's a .38. >> the best idea was hillary clinton's decision to turn down the request that she go on weekend talk shows following the benghazi attack. she left that honor to susan rice, who proceeded to strangulate her career. okay, worst idea of 2012. >> worst idea is jill kelley's decision to get her fbi friend to look into those nasty emails she was getting from some woman up here in d.c., named paula broadwell. finished off, caused a whole scandal. >> romney's call for self- deportation of illegal people in the country. >> newt gingrich's proposal to establish a moon colony. >> was he serious about that? >> that's very good former cong reynolds, now is running for jesse jackson's new seat. >> apple maps into the iphone 5 in order to compete with the sales of google. while the sales of iphones were strong. the apple maps were a bomb. people got lost. sorry to see you go, pat? >> neil armstrong. american astronaut, first man on the moon, american hero. >> the print edition of news week. >> susan. >> representative allen west, who lost his bid
hillary clinton finally expected to return to work next week. she spent the last three weeks recovering from a stomach virus and concussion that forced her to miss her date to testify in the benghazi attack that killed four americans in september. lawmakers say until hillary clinton testifies, they'll hold up john kerry has confirmation for secretary of state. >> eric: joining us now is sout carolina congressman and member of the house foreign affairs committee, mr. jeff duncan. good to have you on. first of all, why haven't we heard from hillary clinton? i understand concussions. i know them all too well. but really? three, four weeks now to testify? >> well, she needs to testify and i think she will. i'm optimistic she will. her office verified she was ill. i know the travel schedule, she gets worn down. i'll give her the benefit of the doubt. she needs to come testify. she was the person in charge at the department of state on september 11 when the attack in benghazi happened. and there are questions that need to be answered. >> kelly: there have been some people who criticize
tax bracket revoted to the clinton era rates. they have all gone up. at this point vote for the tax cut, get out of here, come back on january 3rd and use the debt ceiling to extract cuts from democrats that try to the if us to some sort of fiscal sanity here. >> then two months from now we deal with the spending cuts as well as the debt ceiling. they're at least keeping us, you know, employed here, rich. they're giving us plenty of things it talk about. >> yes. 2013 will seem to be a busy year in washington as the last five years have been. >> rich edson live from d.c. always great talking to you. >> thanks, diane. >> that is the latest everybody on the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington. we'll be back at top of the hour or as usual break in at any time if we continue to get news. don't forget fox business will be live tomorrow morning a 5:00 a.m. for special coverage as markets react to all of this. i'm diane macedo. here is your regular programing. >> this has been a fox business special report. we now return you to your regularly scheduled programing. lou: 20 f-16s will be
searching for her. >>> it's back to work for secretary of state hillary clinton after being sidelined for almost three weeks due to a concussion. doctors say clinton hit her head earlier this month after a stomach virus caused her to faint. clinton will return to her office schedule next week, but overseas travel will remain off the table for several more weeks. >>> a woman has been arrested suspected of running a fraudulent fundraising scheme to profit off the sandy hook shooting tragedy. the 37-year-old was charged with lying to fbi agents investigating the alleged scam. she spoke off camera earlier this month with our own jeff rossen. the uncle of 6-year-old noah posner said he found a scammer online posing as the boy's aunt requesting donations to a personal paypal account. a federal criminal complaint filed alleges she used facebook, phone calls, and text messages to solicit money claiming she was paying for the child's funeral fund. >>> and now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. we had a rally
life. ♪ lou: joining me, lou: joining me now, the "a-team," legal analyst and former clinton advisor, fox newv contributor.ke good to have you all here. have to start with you on this republican recess, as we start to figure what is going on with republicangu party. it seems stephen hayes and a fet other folks are saying they did a great job in her standing up for them it i'm not saying anything, just asking questions this is a status quo position of the republican party? >> the rank and file out across history -- lou: who is it? >> look, i need a little bit ofk new blood. we do very, very well as we win the government raises and the midterm.e m lou: let me ask a democrat. >> have to find the talent bring them to do washington. lou: no names and don't mess it up too much. does that wor it work the same r the democrats? >> absolutely because republicans have won five of the last six elections. the never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity and if they follow the prescription for what will happen is they will cosign themselves with their position. >> i just want to understand thi
points. >> you will be singing more later. >>> moving on to other news. secretary of state clinton and her health. that close call. doctors say the blood clot could have been fatal, caused a stroke or led to seizures or epilepsy. she's being treated with blood thinners, should make a full recovery. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea scene visiting her yesterday. >>> students from sandy hook elementary school return to class tomorrow this is for the very first time since the horrendous massacre three weeks ago. but the children won't be back at sandy hook in that building itself. they will attend an empty elementary school a couple of miles away. newtown and how about this? irving pinsky who sought to sue the straight of connecticut, $100 million, has withdrawn the suit for now. part of the reason? the outcry, too strong. pinsky represents the parents of a 6-year-old survivor. we'll have him here on the show in the next hour. >> really controversial. a lot of people have a lot of questions for the attorney. >>> in los angeles, a photographer killed last night trying
, the attention to deday. >> host: two of brad's fans are presidents george w. bush and president bill clinton as well. next call from beverly in maryland. hi, beverly. >> how are you today? >> host: good. >> guest: good. >> caller: my question is for brad. i read your article -- >> host: we're listening . >> read your article on your english teacher and how you went back to her retirement, and it was the most laudible thing i had read, acknowledging how good teachers can be, and i wondered if you stayed in touch with her and to thank you for that wonderful tribute. >> guest: i appreciate that. that was in parade magazine. i tell you what happenedtime. won't e won't believe the end of the story. when i was in nine grade, my english teacher, sheila spicer, said to me you can write. and i said, anyone can write. she said, no, you know what you're doing. she tried to put me in the honors class but i had a conflict. so she said, you're going to sit in this corner for the entire year, ignore everything i do at the blackboard, every homework assignment i give, and she was saying you're going to do t
in 2013. for some the answer is clear, asia. >> earlier this month u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton visited china and some asian countries. the obama administration is highlighting its policy shift, which places new emphasis on the asia-pacific region. >> the primary long-term emerging threat which requires a large military, according to some, is china. the chinese understandably are very leery of the u.s. descriptions of its policy, including, including phrases like "pivot to east asia" and "united states has always been a pacific power." um, the u.s. always says that this not about any one country, but if i'm a chinese military leader i would take it to mean china specifically and they do. >> china has a very concerted blue water policy. they believe that they need to dominate the seas. they are, uh, they are extraordinarily worrying to india on the one side, to our other asian allies, and we have understood the imperative of resourcing a push-back in the pacific. the problem is we haven't understood that we need to spend to do it and we haven't figured out how to spend to do it.
, eisenhower, j.f.k., clinton, they all had unfairs. what do you say to that? >> well, i don't think the idea -- the problem is that general petraeus had an affair. i think the idea and the big problem is that he was director of the cia and he walked into right into one of the most blackmailable situations you can have. it's good the u.s. found out about it before the russians or chinese. it's not that he's a general messing around, and according to the code of the justice that's not allowed. >> teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff with just 36 days to go until tax increases kick, in the white house and congress are playing a high stakes game of let's make a deal. >> only in america believes there has to be this what i believe to be really farce ical now surely -- the nature of the world is very fast moving, america has huge economic problems, heading for another fiscal cliff, everyone laughing at you from afenway park the american public sick and tired of all the games going on and there are you, grover norquist, a very bright guy still resolutely saying a pledge is a pledge is a pledge
in the long run. >> host: then why do the gaffes or mistakes of a president bill clinton, president george w. bush, drunken driving before 2000, why are those not fatal mistakes? >> guest: two things going on. one is what else is going on in the world at the time? john mccain made a comment about, you know, asked the question about what would you do in iran, and one said send a message of a bomb, and he said, bomb, bomb, bomb iran, and it was a three day wander, few people remember that, a lot of coverage, but things happened in the world at the time, and it was crowded out in the process, and no one carried that on. i compare that to hillary clinton's statement about being under fire in bos knee that. she repeated that time after time after time after time until the media started to say, well, is this really true? they have pictures of her greeted at the airport with a little girl with flowers and the regime on the ground said, no, there was not any fire, and then the obama people started to feed the media saying you might want to look at her credibility on these things, and it was so drama
, was signed by brinbrin on march 10 -- president clinton on march 10, 2000. this bill was to provide extended care services for our veterans to make improvements in health care programs at the department of veterans affairs. i was chairman of the health subcommittee at the time and i was able to advance this bill and i'm very proud that president bill clinton signed this. the fourth bill was the cardiac arrest survival act of -- president clinton signed this on november 13, 2000. it prevents as many as 50,000 unnecessary deaths each year in the united states by using what's called a.e.d.'s, which are automatic external defibrillators. this is now allow -- this has now allowed people to be trained to save lives. this act was very important and i'm glad that it was signed as my bill. the fifth one that i'm very proud of that president bush signed is dealing with asthma conditions. self-administration of medication was prevented in schools because they had no drugs allowed and so many children had asthma and they needed epy pen or -- epi pen or abeauty rol, and if it wasn't available they could
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bill clinton did. he is not going to give any clemencies until his last year. it is not going to happen. george bush signed the second chance act, which is house arrest, so we are pushing for that. if i do get house arrest, at least i can get some medical treatment. they are not giving us treatment here. >> the initial shock of the latest semi-automatic weapons to a massacre has passed the degree of gross. a funeral occurred with a daily drumbeat. it will take 28 funerals as the newtown, conn. shooter adam lanza took his own life after slaughter his mother at home, and and 20 children, and then six women at the sandy hook elementary school who tried to protect them. >> i am sure there will be a day for discussion of the usual washington policy debates, but i do not think today is that day. >> as soon as the press conference was over, i called the white house. listen, we have gone through too many of these shootings. everyone says you cannot say anything. well, we should have been talking about this going all the way back from columbine, we should of been talking about this in the last f
to the clinton-era rate. all that raises more revenue and is a tax increase from what they were. if you measure it against current law which was that on january 1 all of those bush tax cuts were going to expire, we were going to put -- pull in a lot more money. and so that costs the government money. it was -- it was negative for deficit reduction measured against that. coupled with the fact that you just mentioned, the alternative minimum tax, permanently shielding tens of millions of people from a very large increase in their taxes which is something that congress can reason and say, well, we never intended that. alternative minimum tax was supposed to affect millionaires, that's true. that's very expensive. yes, the doc fix is also expensive. what they were doing in the so-called dox f doc fix is prev physicians under medicare from plummeting which would cause doctors not to participate in medicare. so while doing things that raise money, when measured against what was going to happen if they did nothing, they cost themselves a lot of money. >> what's -- dividends are going to be tasked -- y
? why did obama or hillary clinton get on the phone and call the president of libya and say, "you owe us. san whenever you have to save our people." i believe the local forces went in after it was over and our people were dead. to didn't somebody jawbone, get them in there to help? host: you can talk about any topic you like. joel florida, what is on your mind. caller: you were talking about afghanistan. one of the main reasons we are over there is to keep the poppy plants growing. host: what brings you to that opinion? caller: just research that i do online. host: how do you think things are going to work effort with the troupe drawdown? caller: anybody's guess. host: alright. sharon from california. caller: in 2013, there is a movement coming to washington, d.c., about systemic corruption in our judicial system. a gentleman is with wallace america -- lawless america. he has been documented people from family court to civil cases where politics are taking precedence over the law. perjury is rampant. there is a movement coming. we want to see the constitution restored and i hope that is
clinton on the welfare reform and president eisenhower and we have two words come presidential leadership on not just taxing rich people, we could tax all the rich people and cut their head off and it wouldn't help the fiscal cliff. we need to do prez both and i'm ready to work with him and so should a lot of other republicans and democrats. >> i think to get back -- i agree with everything largest said, but there's a tremendous duty. you've got a congress that has spent two years debating. we've written legislative language. i do want to hearken back to the fact that i offered back a bill that laid out all of these entitlement reforms that lamar supported but also revenues of almost a trillion dollars. i gave a copy of that bill to the white house -- >> right now to the u.s. senate. senators approved an extension of the foreign intelligence surveillance act, now considering amendments to a $60 billion hurricane ike sandy package. we expect a vote on two amendments to the hurricane relief bill. those from oklahoma senator tom coburn. for disaster assistance. it also would require the fede
. it seems to have been pretty consistent. you had secretary of state clinton saying that assad was a rehe former, someone we could work with. so there's apprehension towards a more aggressive policy, but what matters the most, the facts on the ground, that al-qaeda are again the fighters on the ground in places, and it's difficult to try and develop a relationship with an opposition that includes them. >> clayton: let's talk oil, number three on the list. and an act of sabotage on the oil infrastructure? >> absolutely, everyone focuses on the tension between israel and iran, but the tension between iran and saudi arabia and other arab countries is just as intense and there was a dramatic escalation in the property war between iran and saudi arabia and iranians most people believe was behind cyber attacks on the saudi oil infrastructure. now that's on the target list for iran, bad for the u.s. economy. even if the attack isn't completely successful, what that does for the economy and the markets really hurts all americans. >> clayton: the muslim brotherhood, now in power basically in egypt
it started under reagan. the only person who paid down the deficit was the clinton. republicans were in charge. both parties are responsible. if just democrats doing that, the republicans would be screaming holy murder, they wouldn't. both parties are complicit in this. let's get beyond that. laying blame is going to solve it. how are we going to fix it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> president obama has yet to sign the fiscal cliff bill. the house is going to meet at 11 a.m. at noon eastern, the 113th session of congress begins with live coverage here on c-span and the senate on c-span, too. roll call of members as wells the election of the house speaker. that starts at noon eastern here on c-span. a vote on hurricane sandy funding is now expected on friday. a statement from house speaker john boehner and majority leader eric cantor said getting aid to the victims of hurricane sandy should be the first priority and the house will vote friday to direct needed resources to the national flood insurance
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